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Beat up rifle: $12.50.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SaxonPig, Nov 27, 2008.

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  1. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Member

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    Beat up and trashed 90 year old rifle at a police auction: $12.50.

    Replacement parts and cost to refinish wood and metal at home: $11.

    Shooting a 1/2" group with the rebuilt little rifle: priceless.


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  2. rust collector

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    Fun! Is it a Favorite or Little Scout?

    Grandpa used to shoot rabbits in Grandma's garden with a Stevens, from the second floor window at the top of the stairs. Brings back good memories.

    Looks like you did a nice job on the rifle. A little bit of a bygone era.
     
  3. alemonkey

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    You got a Stevens Favorite for 12.50? I hate you.
     
  4. Brian Williams

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    That looks like a Little Scout 14 1/2, I have one and it needs work, new springs and a firing pin retainer.
     
  5. mgkdrgn

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    Please, tell me where the police actually sell guns to the public!
     
  6. SaxonPig

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    It is a Lil' Scout 14 & 1/2 model.

    Bought it in 1987 in California (I had an FFL at the time).

    Needed a new breech block and that took years to find but was only $5 from a parts dealer at a show when I did locate it.

    I refinished the wood and metal (polished and cold blued) and installed the sights as the originals were missing.

    I was stunned at how well it shoots.

    Here's a 5/8" group after raising the point of aim. Always puts 2 touching with a flier out a bit. Probably my fault.


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